When you’re worried about your child’s school, politicians look remote when they sound more interested in acronym bingo on whether we should look more like Canada or Norway.
Posts Tagged: 2017 General Election
Levels of trust between Numbers 10 and 11 Downing Street may be low, but the latter holds the key to helping create an economy and society that works for everyone.
Andrew Gimson’s Conference Sketch: Javid on how Enoch Powell lost a generation of ethnic minority voters
The Home Secretary also spoke of the vital need to fix the housing crisis.
CCHQ needs to make our troops recognise that local elections are vital staging posts for Westminster campaigns, and need to be fought just as hard.
The Brexit negotiations ought to have highlighted to both sides how the Union is best served by a strong cross-water alliance.
Increasing, training, and valuing our membership is absolutely crucial to building the first-rate campaigning machine we need.
Lord Ashcroft: Voters’ test for any Brexit deal. Britain mustn’t be out of Europe…but still run by Europe.
It comes down to whether people feel that the outcome has delivered May’s goal that the UK should “regain control of our own money, our own laws and our own borders”.
Andrew RT Davies: Too often, our activists feel that they are treated with contempt. Let’s change all that. Let’s value them. Reward them. Promote them.
And a leader with a mandate from Welsh members requires more recognition.
Onward proposes helping half a million young people by lending them a deposit in the same way that government underwrites some of their mortgage costs.
Grieve is right. The logic of a Government defeat today leads to a change of leadership – and a general election
Neither Tory MPs nor voters want a poll, but a paralysed Government and Parliament would make one all but unavoidable long before 2022.
Nicky Morgan: Chope’s upskirting ban veto, and no-deal hard Brexiteers – fellow travellers in the campaign to wreck modernisation
It says it all, really, that an older male Tory MP should object to outlawing a sexual crime which makes use of twenty-first century technology.
Brexit poses a values and voting challenge for both the main parties. It may be even bigger for Labour than for the Conservatives.
I’d relax the limits significantly if not totally, but insist on near real-time transparency from campaigns over their permitted donors.
WATCH: Shapps – “It’s conceivable but not likely that Theresa May will lead us into the next election”
But the former Party Chairman tells Sophie Ridge that he thinks the Prime Minister needs to stop delaying decisions.
James Frayne: Step one in showing provincial English voters more respect. Clear up this Customs Union mess.
Given that they saved the Party’s bacon, you would expect senior figures to say and do whatever it takes to keep them on side.